Ubisoft won't be charging more money for next-gen games

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Jul 25, 2020 1:00 PM
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After the announcement that Take-Two Interactive and 2K Games will be increasing their prices for NBA 2K21  $70 as next-gen games continue to cost more to develop, it seems that Ubisoft is currently taking a stand and won’t be upping their prices for any of their next-gen games so far, which includes Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion.

During an earnings call Ubisoft stated that their next-gen games will in fact be the same price as current-gen games this fall. But what about Far Cry 6? Well, when Ubisoft was asked about games prices after this fall they simply stated: “We are concentrating on the Christmas releases. We have decided those games will be launched at $60.

So Ubisoft will still charge just $60 for their big next-gen games, rather than the $70 that NBA 2K21 will be on the PlayStation and Xbox Series X. It still remains to be seen how many companies will follow in Take-Two’s footsteps next year, as we all begin to discuss whether next-gen games should increase in price to compensate for development costs.

What do you think? Are you happy Ubisoft will still keep prices at current-gen level? Or would you rather be paying more to support the developers? And do you think this will biome a standard price range next year? Let us know!

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10:06 Jul-27-2020

Why charge more for a game when you can keep the same price and give people less game - then sell the rest as "DLC" and microtrash...
It's an illusion.

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16:05 Jul-27-2020

But you can charge more and still do the same there mentioned. And we can see that too, as the game notorious for being basically an online casino MTX filled trash is the first one to up standard prices. It's not a game than needs it, it's a game that definitely doesn't.
It is an illusion, definitely. Games cost far more than 60$ nowadays and have been for over half a decade.

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17:09 Jul-27-2020

On top of that, barely anyone talks about how much money they're saving by going full-on with digital distribution, how much more earning potential there is by having the market share that is no longer just "teenage boys and nerds" as was the case 20+ years ago, all the extra monetization schemes, rehashing/remastering/remaking the same IPs/games, etc...


As with everything - the more available something becomes - the lower the standards...

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04:08 Jul-27-2020

Good to hear....

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14:51 Jul-26-2020

they are probably just testing to see how gamers are going to react to this price increase if people stay quiet and buy for 70$ i 100% believe that they will increase the price for there next games

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12:06 Jul-26-2020

This is Ubisoft we're talking about, they're known to often, you know, kinda lie about stuff. It wouldn't be their first time and it's definitely not their last one either.

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17:11 Jul-27-2020

Their games already cost in the excess of $80+, if you factor in anything past the "base" (AKA: cut-down) game versions.

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11:15 Jul-26-2020

Doesn't matter at what price they sell their games, just wait for the first sale and you'll often get 30-50% discount on them. Unless, you really HAVE to play the game on release date..

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12:03 Jul-26-2020

I think in last 5 years the only game I bought day one was Enter the Gungeon, and even that was around 15 or 20% off as day one launch sale.
Worth every penny to be honest, I would've spent more on that thing to be fair.

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08:54 Jul-26-2020

Neither Ubisoft nor any other publisher should be charging more as digital sales overtake physical sales by quite a bit which offsets the cost of game development. Remuneration in the industry never goes up but cost does? Only thing that goes up for the workers is their working hours and the exploitation they suffer.


And not charging more like the predatory micro-transaction filled online casino which is NBA 2K21 is not a very high bar to clear.

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22:29 Jul-25-2020

Never buy games when they come out, except Fifa

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18:05 Jul-25-2020

so it means even more DLC and worse micro-transactions? Oh boy.

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12:00 Jul-26-2020

I could bet without doubt that even if games were 100$ each, the amount of DLCs and MTX would at the very least remain the same, but likely increase too. The only way I can see them stopping is massive government regulation worldwide, or a massive consumer boycott world wide, both which are extremely unlikely to ever happen.

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12:08 Jul-26-2020

Well there will be a boycot if they keep 99% of the microtransactions and still have DLCs that are not even close to an expansion of the game.

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16:24 Jul-26-2020

I don't think so. "Gamers" have shown time and time again that they hold no principles, and will boycott the game only until release date. Maybe hurting their wallets will cause them to reconsider things, but I don't see that either.

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19:40 Jul-26-2020

Nah gamers have proven that they boycot what popular youtubers, reviewers and etc say should be boycotted. Like the slight downgrades in graphics, as if those matter. Or the game being 8-10 hours instead of 200 hours(random number). Or for bugs that get fixed quickly or that don't affect the game at all. Or if the game doesn't fit the western morales and values... stuff like that.


And sometimes random hate bandwagons start and people just jump on them and that's that.


Otherwise we are in the vast minority that actually don't buy DLCs(unless a proper expansion) and micro-transactions and such.

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17:48 Jul-25-2020

They won't be charging any less either:-P

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16:24 Jul-25-2020

They ll probobly just lock up more of the content under dlc. But hey the game won t be more expensive right ?

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15:45 Jul-25-2020

MICROTRANSACTIONS

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14:53 Jul-25-2020

they better not...

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